iModeler

Elevate your modeling today.
Whatever scale modeling means for you,
iModeler brings all the pieces you need and people together
so you can easily share, show and learn.

Year of the cat: tiger on the tail

October 21, 2017 in Aviation

Here’s my second contribution to this great group build, it’s Great Wall’s 1/48 Mig-29 limited edition kit Slovak Air Force 2014 Special Painting “digital camouflage with Tiger on Tail” 2014/2016. Jack Mugan posted a similar model a while back, and, like he said, I couldn’t wait to get on with the decalling. I took Jack’s advice and cut up some of the larger decals making them easier to apply and didn’t really have any problems. The kit included some etched details, but I couldn’t fathom out the seat harness so I rigged one up using masking tape. Any other errors are down to me (and I know there’s at least one big one!). For the photographically minded I took the pictures using natural light in my kitchen on my Sony a6000 camera, then wi-fi’d them to my iPhone. I adjusted the brightness and contrast a little, did some trimming and posted them here, so easy thanks to iModeler. Thanks again for looking, George
P.S. I’ve added another picture, is the next iModeler T-shirt? You saw it here first.

8 additional images. Click to enlarge

People who liked this article:
Profile photo of Lloyd KingLloyd KingProfile photo of David MillsDavid MillsProfile photo of Tom BeboutTom BeboutProfile photo of Richard McstayRichard McstayProfile photo of Ferry DierckxsensFerry DierckxsensProfile photo of Jeff BaileyJeff BaileyProfile photo of Korolev VladKorolev VladProfile photo of Louis GardnerLouis GardnerGuest

26 responses to Year of the cat: tiger on the tail

  1. Beautiful work George !!!!!!!!!! The decal work is simply amazing. Bravo Sir, well done…………..

  2. Love that scheme, George….very nice result. And where can I get one of those cool shirts? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. George, Very nice scheme (my wife likes it too ! — only because it has a cat on it). Very well done.

  4. Cheers, Terry, and to your wife, too.

  5. Incredible job well done George. The GW MiG-29 is one must have kit I wish to get soon. Builds up quite well and yours shows the end result. thanks for sharing

  6. I appreciate your generous comments, Chuck, it’s certainly a nice kit.

  7. Fantastic work George! Quite a challenge with the pixel camouflage and it looks great. And offcourse the cat is there too, very well done.

  8. Yes the tiger definitely qualifies! Nice build mate, I love a bit of digital camo. Nice T-shirt as well!
    I’ve got a 1/32 Mig-29 in the cupboard, but it looks big even in 1/48.

  9. Gee that looks great George. Nice job on the digital camo, I’m sure placing those down would make my eyes cross.

  10. Nice work. I have yet to figure out “digital camouflage” as to whether it actually works or just “looks cool.”

  11. A striking build, George. I first saw these digi-camo decals three or four years ago at Telford as aftermarket sets, and now they seem to be more mainstream. MiG-29s always a good modelling subject in my view.

  12. A really handsome cat on the tail! and looks like your camo T-shirt really works, It’s hard to find you under your neck

  13. Very nice – quite the scheme!

  14. Nice bird and fantastic camo. Did you paint your T-shirt too?

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.